A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.



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Since Malibu brat Poppy Moore's mom passed away, she has pushed her rich, usually absent dad Gerry shamelessly. When his patience wears out, she's shipped off to her mother's former English boarding school for girls, Abbey Mount. On her first day she makes enemies of most dorm mates, especially dominant lacrosse school captain Harriet, and of staff disciplinarian Mrs. Kingsley. Unwilling to accept the strict regime, she decides to misbehave and take the blame for everyone until she's dismissed. The school only appealing feature for her is Kingsley's dashing son Freddie. When the dream prince transfers his favor from ambitious, uptight Harriet to unruly Poppy, that changes everything. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


New Girl. New School. New Rules.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some coarse and suggestive content, sex references and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 August 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Buntovnica u internatu  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,177,472 (UK) (15 August 2008)


$19,780 (USA) (5 December 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Writer Lucy Dahl's first screenplay. See more »


When Poppy arrives at Abbey Mount she's talking to Kate and says "I choose my friends, and FYI you don't make the cut." Then Kate replies with "I'm sure that comment would be a lot worse if I knew what FYI meant." But as they're walking to lunch Kate is telling Poppy the rules and she clearly says FYI. See more »


Harriet: [Poppy has just walked into head girl, Harriet] There is an heirarchy in this school, teacher, prefects, scholars, dogs, vermin, Americans; Kate see to that she falls in line!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits begin with scrapbook cutouts of Poppy and her new life at Abbey Mount, later showing a clip of her and her new friends at Poppy's beach house in Malibu. See more »


References Pride & Prejudice (2005) See more »


Written by Charles Brown, Kasseem Dwan, Sean Garrett, Eve Jeffers, and Carl Kidd
Performed by Eve
Courtesy of Aftermath Records & Geffen Records
Under lisence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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User Reviews

A great Drama movie
11 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

You have to absolutely see this movie. It contains lot of things movies these days don't have, like friendship, how you feel a friend let you down kind of things. actually I have to admit that it's so well written and Directed to make the viewer more emotional and to show the joy in friendship. this is a must watch movie and I prefer it to all persons who are aged above the MPAA rating of the film. And another thing about this movie is It's more real life than other movies I've seen like how characters behave kind of things and of course the movie casting Director had done a awesome job because the Actors and actresses fits well to the characters you'll definitely fell that when you are watching "Wild Child" movie. And the music is well matched to the scene and to the feeling of the scene. Everything is perfect the story line, direction, music This is a must watch movie as I mentioned before.

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